Thursday, February 24, 2005

Andruw in the four hole?

Bobby Cox hasn't made any decisions (nor will he make any announcements until late March), but there is a possibility that Andruw Jones will bat clean-up for the Braves this year.

Atlanta doesn't really have a prototypical clean-up guy. Chipper Jones had been forced into the role during the past three seasons, even though he prefers the three spot. J.D. Drew's departure (and pending death match with Milton Bradley) and a bit more plate discipline and productivity from Andruw towards the end of last season has given Cox the freedom to be a bit more "creative" with this year's line-up.

The Spring Training schedule begins next Wednesday with the Braves facing Georgia Tech; Andruw will be hitting fourth.

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